MBACP (Accred.) Counsellor. CBT Practitioner, Youth Counsellor
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I am a General Counsellor, Youth Counsellor and CBT Practitioner. I know that looking for a counsellor can sometimes be a difficult and confusing process but it may help you to know that I work in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. I listen carefully to people, helping them to work towards feeling better. I seek to empower them to help themselves.
It's important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor and know that everything that's said is confidential. With that in mind, your first session with me will be free of charge; it's an opportunity for us to meet and for you to decide if you want to go ahead with counselling.
As a Registered, Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I work within an ethical framework which exists to maintain good standards of practice and to protect clients.
I specialise in Youth Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Bereavement Counselling. I have spent more than ten years helping people work through a large variety problems including anxiety,depression bullying, eating disorders, self harm and relationship problems. There's a comprehensive list of issues at the bottom of the page
I work from home, which most people find inviting. It helps provide anonymity for my clients
I also work via Skype and telephone
I receive clients through:
Word of mouth
The BACP website, my own website and various online directories
Recommendations from GP's
Private Referrals from Occupational Health Departments of Corporate and from Public Sector Organisations, including the NHS
Agencies Representing Insurance Companies
I practice counselling face to face, on Skype and by Telephone
Training, qualifications & experience
Graduate Diploma in Person Centered Integrative Counselling, University of Leeds
BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor, UKRCP
CBT Certificate, University of the West of Scotland
Youth Counselling Certificate, University of the West of Scotlland,
Bereavement Counselling Certificate.
T/A 101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Experience in working in the NHS as a Nursing Sister in General Practice
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difficult decisions, panic attacks, redundancy, loss, obesity, lifestyle changes, assertiveness problems, suicidal thoughts, loss of a child, separation, divorce
I offer an initial session free of charge. This is not a full counselling session but an opportunity for us to meet and for you to decide if you feel comfortable working with me
Fees for weekly sessions based on a 50 minute hour:
£40 for individuals
£45 for couples and organisations
When I work
Monday to Thursday 2pm until 8pm
I work within easy reach of Leeds, Guiseley, Otley, Ilkley, Menston, Skipton and Harrogate
I work to the BACP Ethical Framework which means that the wellbeing of my clients is paramount. I also adhere to other ethical issues such as client confidentiality and client autonomy. I have regular supervision of my practice as required by the BACP and participate in Continuing Professional Development.